Wednesday, 25 March 2009

CFP: Pop Culture Tools in the Music Classroom (publication)


Authors are invited to submit potential contributions to an essay collection on using popular culture in undergraduate- and graduate-level music courses. The essays should focus on teaching and learning tools derived from popular culture, and may also include generalized considerations of popular-culture texts. The collection is intended to serve as a framework for course design or as a supplementary text in either pedagogy or music classes. Approaches
concerning methods of using popular culture to address either art or vernacular musics, from the disciplines of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, and performance studies are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • electronic media such as mp3s and other digital audio; Ipod culture; streamed radio
  • multimedia sources, including YouTube, music videos, television shows, movies, soundtracks
  • videogames such as Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Dance Revolution, and others
  • online environments such as Second Life
  • covers, versioning, parodies, mashups

Essays should be 6,000-10,000 words in length and conform to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. Authors will be responsible for acquiring any necessary permissions for copyrighted materials included in their works. Text should be submitted as Word files (.doc or .rtf format), with musical examples in .tif, .pdf, .jpg, .gif, or .bmp format (.tifs are preferred).

The collection will be published by Scarecrow Press in 2010. Materials should be submitted electronically to Nicole Biamonte at by August 1, 2009. Please include:
1) a cover letter or message, including the author's name and essay title
2) an abstract of approximately 200 words
3) the proposed contribution, with author's name and other identifying information omitted
4) a brief biography (50 to 100 words)
5) a current cv

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